Han Fei — Chinese Philosopher

Han Fei, also known as Han Feizi, was an influential political Chinese philosopher of the Warring States period who synthesized the methods of his predecessors using the relatively recent innovation of rule by law as a base, as described in his eponymous work... (wikipedia)

The intelligent ruler makes the law select men and makes no arbitrary appointment himself; he makes the law measure merits and makes no arbitrary judgment himself.
A ruler makes use of the majority and neglects the minority, and so he does not devote himself to virtue but to law.
I believe it is impossible to be sure of anything.
A filial son to his father can be a traitorous subject to his ruler.
Superior and inferior wage one hundred battles a day.